Tecklenburg Travel Guide

  • A view we had during our hike.
    A view we had during our hike.
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  • Strike a pose!
    Strike a pose!
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  • On my way to the castle.
    On my way to the castle.
    by Jerelis

Tecklenburg Things to Do

  • Stadtkirche Tecklenburg – A must visit!

    It really doesn't matter how you travel towards Tecklenburg. Whether you come by car or by bike you will finally arrive at a small parking lot just outside the village center. When you're at that particular parking lot and you look towards the city of Tecklenburg you can't miss the Stadtkirche Tecklenburg. Although we immediately said to ourselves...

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  • Stadtkirche Tecklenburg – Lightning a...

    Although we were quite late when we first arrived at the Stadtkirche Tecklenburg we were still allowed to enter it. A huge advantage of our late arrival was the fact that there were almost no tourists left. Either the bus / coach had already left or everybody was drinking a beer in the pubs. Whenever we visit a church the kids always want to burn a...

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  • Stadtkirche Tecklenburg – Landmark for...

    The origin of the village of Tecklenburg can be traced from as long ago as the 12th century, turning it into one of the most ancient villages of the region. There are many different ancient spots to explore within this town, as well as the general appearance of it is rewarding by itself due to its charming half-timbered houses and medieval ruin. A...

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  • Burg Tecklenburg – All is left of the...

    The official name of this beautiful ruin is Burg Tecklenburg and located at the top of the Burgberg (170 meters high) it is really towering a bit above the city of Tecklenburg on a large hill. To reach the castle there are not many alternatives. If you're interested to do it by motor transport, do proceed up to the parking area near the Burgtor....

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  • Burg Tecklenburg – At the top of...

    The official name of this beautiful ruin is Burg Tecklenburg is. At the top of the Burgberg (170 meters high) it is really towering a bit above the city of Tecklenburg on a large hill. To reach the castle there are not many alternatives. If you're interested to do it by motor transport, do proceed up to the parking area near the Burgtor. But a more...

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  • Burg Tecklenburg – Medieval castle.

    We guess that once you're in North Rhine-Westphalia you simply have to visit the village of Tecklenburg. The town itself is quite charming. It had a fairytale-like quality to it, almost like it was stuck in a time warp. Many of the houses in the pedestrian only zone have been around for hundreds of years. Just outside the city center of the town,...

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Tecklenburg Hotels

  • Ringhotel Teutoburger Wald

    Im Bocketal 2, Tecklenburg 49545

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Bismarckhohe

    Lovely hotel located a little outside of Tecklenburg on a hill with nice views of the surrounding...

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  • Drei Kronen

    Landrat-Schultz-Str. 15, Tecklenburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, 49545, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Tecklenburg Restaurants

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    by Jerelis Written Oct 14, 2011

    The village of Tecklenburg has a number of restaurants available, serving regional as well as international cuisine. A popular area for dining in Tecklenburg are locations close to a view at the Teutoburger Wald, like restaurant Zur Schlossschänke.

    This particular restaurant is serving regional cuisine and also is a beer garden. We sat down on the terrace and it took about 15 minutes before anybody served us, and we must be honest ... it wasn't busy at all. During our wait for any kind of attention we were lucky that we had an overwhelming view at the Teutoburger Wald National Park. This is what kept us waiting, otherwise we would long be gone. But anyway, Zur Schlossschränk is a rather large open restaurant-bar renowned for its good ciusine and is more known for its large variety of snacks. It must be said that the prices are reasonable, but a bit expensive compared with other restaurants in Tecklenburg. As we were there early in the afternoon we had some snacks, nothing special, and therefore somewhat unsatisfying.

    Paulien and Cyrille at caf�� Zur Schlossschr��nk. After we were finished we left ...
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Tecklenburg Transportation

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    by Jerelis Written Oct 13, 2011

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with Iris and Sam Tarragona Corfu by plane this holiday and drove some distances by car on the island itself and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you.

    General:
    Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise toys. Do remember that balls are not a good idea as they can end up anywhere! Our best buys were definitely books, especially sticker books are great! They can peel the stickers off, are glossy, have thick pages to turn easy, have bright colours and come in endless subjects. They're a nice break from the other books your child might be tired of, too. Put aside fears of setting poor eating habits, and bring on the snacks! We told Iris: “Welcome to the world of boredom eating."

    Plane:
    If your child is big ask for earplugs as soon as you board the aircraft. Make use of them for take-off then save them for landing as the crew may not have any fresh ones left by then. Also let them eat candies, this helps the kids tremendously if they don't know how to pop their ears.

    Car:
    Toy bars meant for stroller use are a big help in the car, as they often feature toys plus a snack cup, and are big and easy for you to grab from the front seat for refills. During the car trip it’s always a good idea to play a game and sing some songs. It sounds rather easy, but it does work!

    Finally:
    We only have one last statement! Just do it! Don’t be afraid that it might go wrong. We have learned this, because we have been travelling with Iris from the beginning. She was only 6 weeks young when we had our first short vacation and stayed in a hotel. Iris has been used to it rather fast and (maybe because of it) has always been an easy kid to get along with.

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Tecklenburg Local Customs

  • Kirner Pils.

    Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being abroad is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. In Germany it was sometimes rather difficult. We found out that there are quite some local beers, only known in that particular area. But anyway, we did like the Kirner Pils.The...

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  • Talko to someone who knows ...

    I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that...

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Tecklenburg Warnings and Dangers

  • Do drink enough!!!

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 liter of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Alkmaar area due to the fact the...

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  • Reading a map!

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies...

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Tecklenburg Tourist Traps

  • Markt – The maibaum

    During our trip back into the Middle Ages at the Markt we had something to drink at Café Zur Schlosssträsse. A nice place to take a break and after that we continued the walk over the Markt. We went straight towards the fountain and right from that point we had a good view at the Renaissance Rathaus (Town Hall). At that time we were about finished...

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  • Markt – Back to the Middle Ages.

    When we stood at the Markt we just didn't say anything and watched all around. The Markt is the heart of Tecklenburg and has an almost unbelievable romantic composition of half-timbered, colour washed houses with steep roofs and gables, perfectly preserved. It truly radiates the glory and warmth of its 400 years of history in an impressive way.We...

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  • Markt - A medieval market square.

    We can honestly say that the village of Tecklenburg is one highly recommended stop along the way. To get there, follow the curves of the Autobahn E37 and take the exit to the L504 road called the Tecklenburg Strasse. It's a very important vacation destination, definitely a complete tourist trap. So why stop there? Well, it's a mecca for those who...

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Tecklenburg What to Pack

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    by Jerelis Written Oct 13, 2011

    Luggage and bags: * Map and guidebook;
    * Crackers;
    * 2 Liter of water;
    * Fruit / power bars.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
    * 1 extra t-shirt;
    * Shorts with many pockets;
    * Sunglasses;
    * Fleece type jacket;
    * Hat / cap;
    * Raincoat.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
    * (Neck) sunblock;
    * Band-aids.

    Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of films!
    * Filter;
    * Extra batteries;
    * Lens 210 mm.

    Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
    * Compass.

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Tecklenburg Off The Beaten Path

Tecklenburg Sports & Outdoors

  • Hiking – More than 900 years of history.

    But don’t sweat it … Tecklenburg also has hundreds of years of history; and nowhere is this more evident than at the city center and its alleys and narrow streets. The compact town of Tecklenburg is easy to get around, and the ideal place to explore on foot. Tecklenburg is Germany, and yet it is a culture unto itself. In the 12th century the county...

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  • Hiking – Game plan strategy.

    Most people try to rush Tecklenburg on a budget so they end up missing some of the highlights in a whirlwind. The key to seeing Tecklenburg properly is a game plan, you must know what you want to see before setting out. Before we visited Tecklenburg we saw on a city map that the small town of Tecklenburg is divided into three areas - the historical...

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  • Hiking – Take time to meander.

    Take time to meander - losing yourself in the maze of alleys, streets and lanes is one of Tecklenburg old town´s principal pleasures. The streets wind and wander with no discernible order or object. After our stroll we rewarded ourselves with a cool glass of beer or wine for our effort! We learned that you won´t do justice to the entire city of...

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